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Manhattan Beach Council Takes Action on Road Projects

Web posted April 9, 2019
By Bill Monroe, Northland Press Correspondent

The Manhattan Beach City Council took action to move forward on several street projects when it met in regular session Tuesday, April 2. Mayor Paul Allen and Council members Janis Allen, Betty Worts, Barb Hanson-Wannebo and Amy Wannebo, City Clerk and Treasurer attended the meeting.

For several months, the council has been discussing Goldenstein and Satchell Roads in the city. In the case of Goldenstein Road, property easements are needed to be obtained by the city in case the city should ever decide to construct a cul-de-sac at the end of that road in the future. In the case of Satchell Road, the  city has easements on the west side of the road but does not have right of way easements on the east side of the road. It is seeking easements on the east side in case it wants to straighten the road or do any work in the right of way regarding utilities in the future.

The city has been communicating with property owners along both roads requesting voluntary easements and have received easements from some, but not all, residents. At the meeting, Mayor Allen said the city is waiting for residents along Goldenstein Road to return to Manhattan Beach from winter locations to respond to easement requests. In the case of Satchell Road, the council voted to withdraw the requests for voluntary easements for the Raditz property and part of the Bronce property. Instead, the city will obtain the easements through a procedure in the Minnesota Code called acquisition by user.

The council also voted to have Stonemark Land Surveying conduct a survey of Meyer Lake Road to create a legal description of the road, the first step in a process to remove the current minimum maintenance designation of that road.

Fire Service Contract
In other business, the council approved a fire service contract with the Crosslake Fire Department to provide fire protection for the city at a cost of $11,106.41.

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